Ed Westwick Accused Of Raping A Second Actress Following Kristina Cohen Allegations
Following allegations from earlier this week claiming he raped actress Kristina Cohen, Ed Westwick has been accused of raping actress Aurélie Wynn. Elite Daily reached out to Westwick's team for comment on the second round of rape allegations against Westwick, but did not hear back at time of publication. According to a Facebook post written by Wynn on Wednesday, Nov. 8, Westwick allegedly forced himself on her when she was at his apartment in July 2014. Part of Wynn's Facebook post reads,
In July 2014, I went through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick, I was ubered by Ed to the Glendower Estates where he was renting following an invite from a girl friend of mine who was dating his roommate a cast member on Glee, we all hung out until 5am, sun was starting to rise since it was summer so we all decided to get a few hours of shut eye since we all had events and things to do the next day and there are plenty of bedrooms. And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight.
Just two days earlier, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, Cohen took to Facebook detailing that Westwick allegedly raped her three years ago. Part of Cohen's Facebook post read,
So I went and laid down in the guest room where I eventually fell asleep, I was woken up abruptly by Ed on top of me, his fingers entering my body. I told him to stop, but he was strong. I fought him off as hard as I could but he grabbed my face in his hands, shaking me, telling me he wanted to f*ck me. I was paralyzed, terrified. I couldn’t speak, I could no longer move. He held me down and raped me.
Westwick has not responded to the allegations made against him by Wynn, but he responded to Cohen's allegations on social media on Wednesday, Nov. 8, in a statement that read, "I do not know this woman. I have never forced myself in any manner, on any woman. I certainly have never committed rape."
Wynn's Facebook post says that she was dating former Glee actor Mark Salling during this time and told him what had happened. According to Wynn, Salling pretended not to know Westwick. In October 2017, Salling plead guilty to child pornography charges.
Her full Facebook post reads:
In July 2014, I went through a very similar ordeal with Ed Westwick, I was ubered by Ed to the Glendower Estates where he was renting following an invite from a girl friend of mine who was dating his roommate a cast member on Glee, we all hung out until 5am, sun was starting to rise since it was summer so we all decided to get a few hours of shut eye since we all had events and things to do the next day and there are plenty of bedrooms. And like Kristina, I said no and he pushed me face down and was powerless under his weight. I was wearing a one piece bathing suit that he ripped, I was in complete shock, I am also very tiny. When it was over I got my cellphone and found that the girl that had invited me had left or got kicked out. I had terrible service in the estate without access to the wifi and had to get another friend to get me an Uber out of there while Ed was passed out. The house is so big I took a video of my experience getting out of the house since it's literally a maze. I told the guy I was seeing that I got raped, Mark Salling, and when he found out by who he pretended not to know him, then blamed me for it and broke it off with me. My other friends and people around me told me it was best not to say anything, to not be "that girl" and that no one would believe me and think I was just out trying to get my 10 seconds of fame.
And so I kept quiet and soon got to see and hear how prevalent sexual assault and intimidation goes on in this industry...to the point where I questioned how much I really wanted to be in entertainment as I didn't see it getting better. And at what cost? I've since moved on from acting and wanted just to reenforce Kristin Cohen's claim as I believe them to be true.
I am so incredibly thankful all of this is finally coming to light and that there is justice in the world. I believe you Kristina Cohen and thank you for speaking up so eloquently and really encompassing what young female actresses have to go through at the hands of men like Ed Westwick. Without you I would not have had the strength to speak up publicly about my ordeal. #metoo
Wynn says in her post that Kristina Cohen coming forward with her allegations is what inspired her to do the same. Wynn ended the post with the #MeToo hashtag that went viral last month when actress Alyssa Milano used Tarana Burke's hashtag to urge women on social media to post "#MeToo" if they had ever been sexually harassed/assaulted in their lifetime.
The goal was to highlight how widespread the issue is among women continues to be, even though the #MeToo campaign was first founded by Burke 10 years ago.